MSI RADEON R7 360 2GD5 OC Graphics Card Review

Compact and simple, the MSI Radeon R7 360 is an affordable graphics card is a budget offering from the RED CAMP.

MSI RADEON R7 360 2GD5 OC Graphics Card Review

The card requires one PCI-E power connection to function and does not come with any back plate.

MSI RADEON R7 360 2GD5 OC Graphics Card Review

Here are the I/O ports available for the MSI R7 360.

MSI RADEON R7 360 2GD5 OC Graphics Card Review

More details at the official product page.

Test Setup

ProcessorIntel Core i7-5960X
RAMApacer Blade Fire 2x 8GB DDR4 2400Mhz @ 3000Mhz
MotherboardASRock X99 OC Formula
Power SupplyCooler Master V850
Operating SystemWindows 10 64bit

Here’s the GPU-Z of the card.

MSI RADEON R7 360 2GD5 OC Graphics Card Review

Benchmarks

Unigine Heaven 4.0

Heaven 4.0
*NOTE : Details are set to maximum.

Card1080p (avg)
MSI R7 36017.2
PowerColor R7 37018.9

Metro Last Light

Heaven 4.0

Card1080p (avg)
MSI R7 36041
PowerColor R7 37035

Bioshock Infinite

Bioshock Infinite
Settings are at
2 – UltraDX11_DDOF | 2 – Custom | 1 – 16:9 | 4 – FullHD / 4K

Card1080p (avg)
MSI R7 36028
PowerColor R7 37027

Shadow of Mordor

Heaven 4.0
Settings : Set to ULTRA, V-sync OFF.

Card1080p (avg)
MSI R7 36033
PowerColor R7 37026

*Strange but it seems like the R7 360 is faster, perhaps due to the newer drivers.

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V
Settings : Every option to the MAX setting available.

Card1080p (avg)
MSI R7 36014
PowerColor R7 37021

The Division

The Division
Settings : Set to ULTRA, V-sync OFF.

Card1080p (avg)
MSI R7 36024

The numbers here seemed awkward, considering that the R7 360 is faster in many test. I can only suspect it is due to the improvements on the driver side.

Temperature

Furmark Burn-in Test was used to stress the card. Fan settings are at Auto. Room set to ~25c.

CardIdle(°C)Load (°C)
MSI RADEON R7 360 2GD5 OC3875
MSI RADEON R7 360 2GD5 OC (Full RPM)3771

The fan hovers at around 80% on AUTO settings where the noise level is silent.

Power Consumption

The stress was done with Furmark Burn-in Test. Power consumption reading was taken from the watt-meter, actual power draw by the entire system from the wall point. I’m using an Cooler Master V850 with around 90% efficiency and the estimated system power draw (CPU, not including GPU) during Furmark test is 80w.

CardMSI RADEON R7 360 2GD5 OC Graphics Card Review
Furmark Burn-in156
Estimated Actual System Draw140
Estimated Card Power Draw60

The Verdict

The MSI RADEON R7 360 2GD5 OC retails at RM 500, reasonably priced for a compact setup that can play most games under medium / low settings.

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